3-Day Rocky Mountains Athabasca Tour from Banff

Explore the true Canada with our 3 day Athabasca tour! We’ll be travelling along the Icefields Parkway, one of the most scenic roads in the world, through the Rocky Mountains in Banff and Jasper National Parks! You’ll discover amazing glacial lakes (like Peyto Lake), snow-capped mountain peaks, pristine rivers, and thunderous waterfalls, all while keeping an eye out for Canada’s diverse wildlife, like bears, elk, moose and bighorn sheep. We’ll get you off the bus for hikes, swimming, and of course for those Insta-moments!

Note: the Athabasca is the middle 3 days of the 8 day Caribou tour. Some of your fellow travellers will have started together in Vancouver before you join them, and some will be continuing back to Vancouver after you finish.

Moose tours are designed for 18 to 39 year olds, but we welcome all adventurous travellers that are 18+.
* Duration: 3 days
* Starts: Banff, Canada
* Trip Category: Outdoor Activities >> 4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours




Explore the true Canada with our 3 day Athabasca tour! We’ll be travelling along the Icefields Parkway, one of the most scenic roads in the world, through the Rocky Mountains in Banff and Jasper National Parks! You’ll discover amazing glacial lakes (like Peyto Lake), snow-capped mountain peaks, pristine rivers, and thunderous waterfalls, all while keeping an eye out for Canada’s diverse wildlife, like bears, elk, moose and bighorn sheep. We’ll get you off the bus for hikes, swimming, and of course for those Insta-moments!

Note: the Athabasca is the middle 3 days of the 8 day Caribou tour. Some of your fellow travellers will have started together in Vancouver before you join them, and some will be continuing back to Vancouver after you finish.

Moose tours are designed for 18 to 39 year olds, but we welcome all adventurous travellers that are 18+.

Itinerary

Day 1: Banff to Rampart Creek

Stop At: Moraine Lake Rd off Great Divide Hwy, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta Canada
Our day begins at the stunning Moraine Lake, in the Valley of the Ten Peaks. Please note that this is a seasonal stop.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Lake Louise, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta
We’ll see one of the most famous and photographed lakes in the world, Lake Louise!
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Crowfoot Glacier, Improvement District No. 9, Banff National Park, Alberta Canada
See for yourself (sort of!) why it’s called the Crowfoot Glacier.
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Mistaya Canyon, Banff National Park, Alberta Canada
We’ll take an easy walk down to the impressive Mistaya Canyon.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: HI Rampart Creek Wilderness Hostel, Banff National Park Of Canada, AB-93, Banff, AB T1L 1B3, Canada
Tonight we stay in a rustic, wilderness hostel alongside Rampart Creek. Why not take a dip in the creek, then relax in the wood-burning sauna, before enjoying a campfire under the stars tonight?

Duration: 8 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: HI Rampart Creek Wilderness Hostel – mixed gender, dormitory-style rooms at a semi-rustic wilderness property

Day 2: Rampart Creek to Jasper

Stop At: Columbia Icefield Discovery Centre, Highway 93 Icefields Pkwy, Improvement District No. 12, Jasper National Park, Alberta T1L 1J3 Canada
Our main attraction today is the Columbia Icefield, the largest icefield in the Rocky Mountains at 325 square kilometres.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Maligne Canyon, Maligne Lake Road, Jasper, Jasper National Park, Alberta T0E 1E0 Canada
Then it’s on to Maligne Canyon, the deepest canyon in Jasper, for a scenic hike that crosses several bridges with amazing views into the canyon.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Jasper, Jasper, Jasper National Park, Alberta
Afterwards, we’ll roll into the Jasper townsite where you’ll have the rest of the afternoon and evening free to explore on your own.
Duration: 7 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: HI Jasper – mixed gender, dormitory-style rooms

Day 3: Jasper to Banff

Stop At: Athabasca Falls, Hwy 93, Jasper, Jasper National Park, Alberta T0E 1E0 Canada
Our first stop is at Athabasca Falls, one of the most powerful and picturesque waterfalls in the Rockies.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Goats & Glacier Lookout, Improvement District No. 12, AB T0E 1E0, Canada
This is followed by a bit of mountain goat spotting (we’re still amazed at how they hold on) at the Goats and Glaciers viewpoint.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Waterfowl Lakes, Alberta T0L, Canada
Then on to Waterfowl Lakes to soak in the backdrop of Mount Chephren, which was named after the 4th Dynasty Egyptian Pharaoh.
Duration: 15 minutes

Meals included:
• Dinner
No accommodation included on this day.